Key Components of the App
The Stats Zone app featured a live graphical view of a game, where player movements, shots, and other events were displayed on top of a football field layout. This gave fans real-time insights on gameplay. The users could scrub the timeline back-and-forth or even filter information to review only the data that they wanted to see.
Net Solutions faithfully recreated the following key elements of the app.
Live Information and Scores: The app contains a graphical view of live game stats, showing player movements, shots, and other events against the backdrop of a virtual "chalkboard". Net Solutions made this possible on the Android app by creating a parsing engine that extracted relevant data from the Opta data feed.
Timeline Scrubbing: Users were empowered to scrub the timeline back-and-forth to view second-by-second changes on the field. The team animated gameplay events by taking events received in Opta’s data feed and drawing animations directly on top of the canvas element. This allowed the app to cache the data so timeline scrubbing was smooth and responsive.
Post-match Stats: The app allowed users to filter information based on teams, players, matches, etc., to display only the data they wanted to see.
Key Event Alerts for Specific Games and Specific Teams: Users could set up alerts for events within a specific game (e.g., lineups, goals) as well as key events for their favorite teams.
Social sharing: This feature allowed users to post stats, graphics, and videos to their social media accounts. Net Solutions used open-source video libraries to create the videos of all animations displayed within the app (created in standard format for easy and painless distribution).
Side-by-side Comparisons: Users could compare sports stats for entire teams or individual players side by side. Users could then export the side-by-side data to share it on a variety of social media formats.